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Allegedly, in the fall of 1943 a U.S. Navy destroyer was made invisible and teleported from 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Norfolk, Virginia, in an incident known as the Philadelphia Experiment. 
Records in the Operational Archives Branch of the Naval Historical Center have been repeatedly searched, 
but no documents have been located which confirm the event, or any interest by the Navy in attempting 
such an achievement. 

The ship involved in the experiment was supposedly the USS Eldridge . Operational Archives has 
reviewed the deck log and war diary from Eldridge 's commissioning on 27 August 1943 at the New York 
Navy Yard through December 1943. The following description of Eldridge 's activities are summarized 
from the ship's war diary. After commissioning ,£Wnrf^^ remained in New York and in the Long Island 
Sound until 16 September when it sailed to Bermuda. From 18 September, the ship was in the vicinity of 
Bermuda undergoing training and sea trials until 15 October when Eldridge left in a convoy for New York 
where the convoy entered on 18 October. Eldridge remained in New York harbor until 1 November when it 
was part of the escort for Convoy UGS-23 (New York Section). On 2 November the convoy entered Naval 
Operating Base, Norfolk. On 3 November, Eldridge and Convoy UGS-23 left for Casablanca where it 
arrived on 22 November. On 29 November, Eldridge left as one of escorts for Convoy GUS-22 and arrived 
with the convoy on 17 December at New York harbor. Eldridge remained in New York on availability 
training and in Block Island Sound until 31 December when it steamed to Norfolk with four other ships. 
During this time frame, Eldridge was never in Philadelphia. 

Eldridge 's complete World War II action report and war diary coverage, including the remarks 
section of the 1943 deck log, is available on microfihn, NRS- 1978-26. The cost of a duplicate film is 
indicated on the fee schedule. To order a duplicate film, please complete the duplication order form and 
send a check or money order for the correct amount as indicated on the NHC fee schedule , made payable to 
the Department of the navy, to the Operational Archives, at the above address. 

Supposedly, the crew of the civilian merchant ship SS Andrew Furuseth observed the arrival via 
teleportation of the Eldridge into the Norfolk area. Andrew Furuseth' smovtmtnt report cards are in the 
Tenth Fleet records transferred to the Textual Reference Branch, National Archives and Records 
Admnistration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. The cards list the ship's ports of caU, 

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the dates of the visit, and convoy designation, if any. the movement report card shows that Andrew 
Furuseth left Norfolk with Convoy UGS-15 on 16 August 1943 and arrived at Casablanca on 2 September. 
The ship left Casablanca on 19 September and arrived off Cape Henry on 4 October. Andrew Furuseth left 
Norfolk with Convoy UGS-22 on 25 October and arrived at Oran on 12 November. The ship remained in 
the Mediterranean until it returned with Convoy GUS-25 to Hampton Roads on 17 January 1944. The 
Archives has a letter from Lieutenant Junior Grade WilUam S. Dodge, USNR, (Ret.), the master of Andrew 
Furuseth in 1943, categorically denying that he or his crew observed any unusual event while in Norfolk. 
Eldridge and Andrew Furuseth were not even in Norfolk at the same time. 

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has stated that the use of force fields to make a ship and her 
crew invisible does not conform to known physical laws. ONR also claims that Dr. Albert Einstein's 
Unified Field Theory was never completed. During 1943-1944, Einstein was a part-time consultant with the 
Navy's Bureau of Ordnance, undertaking theoretical research on explosives and explosions. There is no 
indication that Einstein was involved in research relevant to invisibilit)[ or to teleportation. ONR's 
information sheet on the Philadelphia Experiment is attached. 

The Philadelphia Experiment has also been called "Project Rainbow." A comprehensive search of the 
Archives has failed to identify records of a Project Rainbow relating to teleportation or making a ship 
disappear. In the 1940s, the code name RAINBOW was used to refer to the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis. The 
RAINBOW plans were the war plans to defeat Italy, Germany and Japan. RAINBOW V, the plan in effect 
on 7 December 1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, was the plan the U.S. used to fight the Axis 

Some researchers have erroneously concluded that degaussing has a connection with making an 
object invisible. Degaussing is a process in which a system of electrical cables are installed around the 
circumference of ship's hull, running from bow to stem on both sides. A measured electrical current is 
passed through these cables to cancel out the ship's magnetic field. Degaussing equipment was installed in 
the hull of Navy ships and could be turned on whenever the ship was in waters that might contain magnetic 
mines, usually shallow waters in combat areas. It could be said that degaussing, correctly done, makes a 
ship "invisible" to the sensors of magnetic mines, but the ship remains visible to the human eye, radar, and 
underwater listening devices. 

After many years of searching, the staff of the Operational Archives and independent researchers have 
not located any official documents that support the assertion that an invisibility or teleportation experiment 
involving a Navy ship occurred at Philadelphia or any other location. 

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Information Sheet: Philadelphia Experiment 

Over the years, the Navy has received innumerable queries about the so-called "Philadelphia 
Experiment" or "Project" and the alleged role of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in it. The majority of 
these inquiries are directed to the Office of Naval Research or to the Fourth Naval District in Philadelphia, 
The frequency of these queries predictably intensifies each time the experiment is mentioned by the popular 
press, often in a science fiction book. 

The genesis of the Philadelphia Experiment myth dates back to 1955 with the publication of The 
Case for UFO* shy the late Morris K. Jessup. 

Some time after the publication of the book, Jessup received correspondence from a Carlos Miquel 
Allende, who gave his address as R.D. #1, Box 223, New Kensington, Pa. In his correspondence, Allende 
commented on Jessup' s book and gave details of an alleged secret naval experiment conducted by the Navy 
in Philadelphia in 1943. During the experiment, according to Allende, a ship was rendered invisible and 
teleported to and from Norfolk in a few minutes, with some terrible after-effects for crew members. 
Supposedly, this incredible feat was accomplished by applying Einstein's "unified field" theory. Allende 
claimed that he had witnessed the experiment from another ship and that the incident was reported in a 
Philadelphia newspaper. The identity of the newspaper has never been established. Similarly, the identity of 
Allende is unknown, and no information exists on his present address. 

In 1956 a copy of Jessup's book was mailed anonymously to ONR. The pages of the book were 
interspersed with hand-written comments which alleged a knowledge of UFO's, their means of motion, the 
culture and ethos of the beings occupying these UFO's, described in pseudo-scientific and incoherent terms. 

Two officers, then assigned to ONR, took a personal interest in the book and showed it to Jessup. 
Jessup concluded that the writer of those comments on his book was the same person who had written him 
about the Philadelphia Experiment. These two officers personally had the book retyped and arranged for the 
reprint, in typewritten form, of 25 copies. The officers and their personal belongings have left ONR many 
years ago, and ONR does not have a file copy of the annotated book. 


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Personnel at the Fourth Naval District believe that the questions surrounding the so-called 
"Philadelphia Experiment" arise from quite routine research which occurred during World War II at the 
Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Until recently, it was believed that the foundation for the apocryphal stories 
arose from degaussing experiments which have the effect of making a ship undetectable or "invisible" to 
magnetic mines. Another likely genesis of the bizarre stories about levitation, teleportation and effects on 
human crew members might be attributed to experiments "with the generating plant of a destroyer, the USS 
Timmerman. In the 1950's this ship was part of an experiment to test the effects of a small, high-frequency 
generator providing 1,000 hz instead of the standard 400hz. The higher frequency generator produced 
corona discharges, and other well known phenomena associated with high frequency generators. None of 
the crew suffered effects from the experiment. 

ONR has never conducted any investigations on invisibility, either in 1943 or at any other time (ONR 
was estabUshed in 1946.) In view of present scientific knowledge, ONR scientists do not believe that such 
an experiment could be possible except in the realm of science fiction. 

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USS Eldridge (DE-173), 1943-1951 

USS Eldridge, a 1240-ton Cannon class destroyer escort built at Newark, 
New Jersey, was commissioned in August 1943. She was employed on 
escort duties in the Atlantic until May 1945, when she departed for service 
in the Pacific. Eldridge was decommissioned in July 1946 and placed in the Reserve Heet. In January 1951, 
she was transferred to the Greek Navy, in which she served as Leon into the 1990s. 

This page features our only view of USS Eldridge and provides links to other related items of possible 

Some authors have described USS Eldridge as being involved in the so-called "Philadelphia Experiment". 
For information on this subject, see The ."PMadelpM.a.Expmm^^^^ 

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USS EMrWge (DE.173) 

USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193) 

Ceremony at the Boston Naval Shipyard, Massachusetts, \ 
transferring the ships to the Royal Hellenic Navy. The 
transfer, which was made under the provisions of the 
U.S. Mutual Defense Assistance Program, took place on 
15 January 1951. 

The ships served in the Greek Navy as, respectively, 
Leon and Panthir. 

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Unidentified Flying Objects Research Guide 

Original U.S. Government Documents 

1. The Central Intelligence Agency has placed the full texts of recently declassified documents concerning 
UFO's on line at the CIA' sPopular Document Collection: UFO's Fact or Fiction? 

2. The National Security Agency has placed the full texts of recently declassified documents concerning 
UFOs online at the National Security Agency's UFO Documents Index 

3. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has placed the full texts of recently declassified documents 
concerning UFOs in PDF format in the "Unusual Phenomena" section of the FOIA Electronic Reading 

4. For extensive documentation of UFO investigations, the researcher should consult the records of US Air 
Force Project Blue Book, located in Record Group 341, at the National Archives and Records 
Administration, Textual Reference Branch, College Park, MD 20740-6001; telephone (301) 713-7250. 


History: Established as Project Sign by a memorandum from Maj. Gen. L.C. Craigie, Director of Research 
and Development, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Material, HQUSAF, to Lt. Gen. Nathan F. Twining, 
Commanding General, Air Materiel Command (AMC), USAF, 30 December 1947. Assigned to Technical 
Intelligence Division, Intelligence Department, AMC, 22 January 1948; confirmed by Technical Instruction 
2185, HQ AMC, 1 1 February 1949, pursuant to a letter from Director of Research and Development, Deputy 
Chief of Staff, Materiel, HQUSAF, 16 December 1948. Project Grudge terminated, December 1949. 
Reactivated, 27 October 1951. Redesignated Project Blue Book, March 1952. Air Technical Intelligence 
Center, transferred from AMC to Office of Director of Intelligence, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, 
1952. Terminated by Secretary of the Air Force announcement, 17 December 1969. 

Textual Records: Records of the Aerial Phenomena Branch, Technical Analysis Division, Air Technical 
Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, relating to the Air Force study of unidentified 
flying objects (UFOs), consisting of case files on alleged UFO sightings, 1947-1969 (61ft.); case files of the 
4602d Air Intelligence Service Squadron on alleged UFO sightings, 1954-56; and records relating to the 
staffing and organization of the project, 1948-67. Records of the Office of the Director of Special 
Investigations, Office of the Inspector General, HQUSAF, consisting of reports of investigations of alleged 
UFO sightings, 1948-68. 

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Motion Pictures (20 reels): Motion pictures received by the Air Force during the project, and forming part 
of the Aerial Phenomena Branch case files described above, 1950-67. 

Sound Recordings (23 items): Interviews with individuals conducted or acquired by the Air Force during 
the project, and forming part of the Aerial Phenomena Branch case files described above, 1955-67. 

Photographs (8,360 images): Sightings of alleged UFOs, forming part of the Aerial Phenomena Branch 
- case files described above, 1954-66 (PBB). 

2. The Declassified Documents Reference System published by Research Publications, Woodbridge, CT 
issued bimonthly on microfiche with a hardcopy abstracts/subject index, is another source worth 
examining. OCLC 1641 1767 

Selected Published Sources 

Adamski, George. Flying Saucers. Farewell. New York: Abelard, 1961. OCLC 964949, 4020003, 2903347. 
Azhazha, V. "UFOs: Space MicnsV Soviet Soldier 12 (Dec. 1991): 67-69. 

Beard, Robert Brookes. Flying Saucers, U.F.O's and Extraterrestrial Life: A Bibliography of British Books, 
1959-1970. Swindon UK: R. Beard, 1971. OCLC 24619384 (microform), and 195200 (hardcopy). 

Becker, Louise G. Unidentified Flying Objects: Selected Reference (1966-1968) . Washington: Library of 
Congress, Legislative Reference Service, cl968. OCLC 11336685. 

Berlitz, Charles. The Roswell Incident. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1980. OCLC 6831957, 18731624. 
Boikov, R. 'Paratroopers and UFOnauts." Soviet Soldier 4 (Apr. 1991): 74-76. 

Brennan, Norman. Flying Saucer Books and Pamphlets in English: A Bibliographic Checklist • Buffalo, 
NY: 1971. OCLC 624261. 

Carlson, David R. "UFOs: The Air Force and the UFOs." Aerospace Historian 22, no.4 (Dec. 1974): 

Catoe, Lynn E. UFOs and Related Subjects: An Annotated Bibliography . Washington: Air Force Office of 
Scientific Research, Office of Aerospace Research, 1969. OCLC 17501212. 

Corso, Philip J. The Day After Roswell. New York: Pocket Books, 1997. OCLC 37039627. 

Dane, Abe. "Hying Saucers: The Real Stovy." Popular Mechanics 172, no.l (Jan. 1995): 50-53, 171 . 

Davidson, Leon. Flying Saucers: An Analysis of the Air Force Project Blue Book Special Report No. 14. 
Ramsey NJ: RamseyWallace Corp., 1966, OCLC 3186459, 952843, 145609, 4646378. 

Friedman, Stanton T. Crash at Corona: The U.S. Military Retrieval and CoverUp of a UFO. New York: 
Paragon House, 1992. OCLC 25632749. 

HaU, Richard H. ed. The UFO Evidence (Unidentified Flying Objects). Washington: National Investigations 
Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), 1964. OCLC 1453565. 


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Haines, Gerald K. "CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1941-1990" Studies in Intelligence 1, no. 1 (1997): 
1 -28 [Available online at 1 . 

Huyghe, Patrick. The Field Guide to Extraterrestials. New York: Avon Books, 1996. OCLC 23414930. 

Jung, Carl G. Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies. New York: Harcourt, 1959. 
OCLC 4762238, 3950160. 

Keyhoe, Donald E. Flying Saucers From Outer Space. New York: Holt, 1953. OCLC 181368. 
. Flying Saucers: Top Secret. New York: Putnam, 1960. OCLC 5527262. 

Kinder, Gary. Light Years: An Investigation Into the Extraterrestrial Experiences ofEduard Meier. New 
York: AUantic Monthly Press, 1987. OCLC 14931396. 

Lorenzen, C.E. Great Flying Saucer Hoax. New York: William Frederick, 1962. OCLC 2501174. 

Mack, John E. Abduction: Human Encounters With Aliens. New York: Scribner^, 1994. OCLC 29182360. 

McAndrew, James. The Roswell Report: Case Closed. Washington: Headquarters, US Air Force, 1997. 
OCLC 3.6589408. [ Executive Summary available online .] 

Menzel, Donald Howard World of Flying Saucers: A Scientific Examination of a Major Myth of the Space 
Age. New York: Doubleday, 1963. OCLC 1285191. 

Page, Henrietta, M. Flying Saucers: A Bibliography. Aiken, SC: Page, 1975. OCLC 1863739. 

Peebles, Curtis. Watch the Skies.': A Chronicle of the Flying Saucer Myth. Washington: Smithsonian 
Institution Press, 1994. OCLC 28506353. [An excellent survey] 

Pendlow, Gregory W. and Donald E. Welzenbach. The CIA and the U-2 Program, 1954-1974. Central 
Intelligence Agency, 1998. OCLC39902963. [See pages 72-73 (text available online^ for an explanation of 
how U-2 flights accounted for more than one-half of all UFO reports during the late 1950s and most of the 

Pflock, Karl T. Roswell in Perspective. Washington: Fund for UFO Research, 1994. OCLC 31771598. 

Randle, Kevin D. Conspiracy of Silence. New York: Avon Books, 1997. OCLC 35770870. 

. A History of UFO Crashes. New York: Avon Books, 1995. 

. Project Blue Book Exposed. New York: Marlowe &, Co., 1997. OCLC 37047544. 

. UFO Crash at Roswell. New York: Avon Books, 1991. OCLC 24047899. 

Randle, Kevin D. and Donald R. Schmitt. The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell. New York: M. 
Evans, 1994. OCLC 29753459. 

Randies, Jenny. UFO Retrievals: The Recovery of Alien Spacecraft. London: Blandford, 1995. OCLC 

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. UFOs and How to See Them, New York: Sterling Publishing Company, 1992. OCLC 27765913. 

Rodgers, Kay. Unidentified Flying Objects: A Selected Bibliography, Washington: Library of Congress, 
1976. OCLC 2493117. 

Ruppelt, Edward J. Report on Unidentified Flying Obiects. New York: Doubleday, 1956. OCLC 1941793. 

Saler, Benson, UFO Crash atRoswell: The Genesis of a Modem Myth. Washington: Smithsonian 
Instituiton Press, 1997. OCLC 36726471 

Shawcross, Tim. The Roswell File: Fifty Years On - The Most Thorough Investigation Yet of the Biggest 
Alien Story Ever. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1997. OCLC 37361727. 

Spencer, John ed. The UFO Encyclopedia. New York: Avon Books, 1991. OCLC 26211869. 

Stover, Dawn. "50 Years After RoswelV Popular Science 250, no.6 (Jun. 1997) : 82-88. 

Tacker, Lawrence J. Flying Saucers and the U.S. Air Force. New York: Van Nostrand, 1960. OCLC 

Tarabrin, A. "Star Wars or Star Peace?: Following the Traces of Flying Sdiuctrs." Soviet Soldier 1 (Jan. 
1991): 68-70. 

Unidentified Flying Objects Bibliography, Newspaper Clippings. Washington: Library of Congress, n.d. 
OCLC 29809959. [Note: 4 volume set of microfilm covering the period through 1966] 

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Unidentified Flying Objects. 89th Cong., 
2d sess., 5 April 1966. OCLC 5367026. 

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics. Symposium on Unidentified 
Flying Objects. 90th Cong., 2d sess., 29 July 1968. OCLC 3322. 

United States. Department of Defense. Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) . [DOD UFO website.] 

United States. Department of the Air Force. "Unidentified Flying Objects and Air Force Project Blue 
Book." US AF Fact Sheet 95-03. 

United States. Department of the Air Force. The Roswell Report: Fact Versus Fiction in the New Mexico 
Desert. Washington: GPO, 1995. [Executive Summary^ available online] 

United States. General Accounting Office. Results of a Search for Records Concerning the 1947 Crash 
Near Roswell, New Mexico. Washington: General Accounting Office, 1995. GAO/NSL\D 95187. OCLC 

United States. Library of Congress, Science and Technology Division, Science Reference Section. 
Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOS). Washington: GPO, 1991, OCLC 25269172. 

Vasilyev, V. 'Target: UFO." Soviet Soldier 8 (Aug. 1991): 73-75. 

Walters, Edward and Bruce Maccabee. UFO' s Are Real: Here's the Proof.Ntw York: Avon Books, 1997. 
OCLC 36214720. 


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Walters, Edward and Frances Walters. The Gulf Breeze Sightinqs: The Most Astounding Multiple Sightings 
ofUFO's in U.S. History.Ntw York: William Morrow, 1990. OCLC 20391829, 26129166. 

Warren, Larry. Left at East Gate: A First-hand Account of the Bentwater-Woodbridge UFO Incident, its 
Cover-up, and Investigation . New York: Marlowe & Co.; 1997. OCLC 35008101. 

. Wilson, Jim. "Roswell Plus 50. "Popular Mechanics 174, no.7 (Jul. 1997): 48-53. 

This bibliography is intended to provide research assistance only, and does not imply any opinion 
concerning the subject on the part of the U.S. Navy. 

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USN Ships-Uss ELDRIDGE (DE-173) 

Photo #: 80-G-80644 

USS Eldridge (DE-173), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 12 September 1943. 
Port bow aerial view. 
Photo #: 80-G-80645 

USS Eldridge (DE-173), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 12 September 1943. 
Port broadside aerial view. 
Photo #: 80-G-80647 

USS Eldridge (DE-173), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 12 September 1943. 
Stem-on aerial view. 

Photo #: 80-G-229140 

USS Eldridge (DE-173), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 25 April 1944. 
Port bow aerial view. 
Photo #: 80-G-229 141 

USS Eldridge (DE-173), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 25 April 1944. 
Port broadside aerial view. 
Photo #: 80-G-229139 

USS Eldridge (DE-173), photo taken by NAS New York, NY, 25 April 1944. 
Bow-on (slightly to port) aerial view. 

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